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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free entry is most unusual in York, however if you have travelled by car, be prepared to pay £10(for the day) for very convenient own car park. A donation is requested. Ideal place for enthusiasts but we felt information for a lot of exhibits was...More

Thank RichardGH141147
Reviewed yesterday

Was very impressed with the museum. The flying Scotsman was there when we went .Only problem with the museum is the food prices in the cafe are very expensive. Take a packed lunch .

Thank luckyman545720
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to this museum lots in the past. Sometimes with teenagers and others just the two of us. Today was a special day as we took 2 ladies that had never been. They loved it. My partner loves this place and now does...More

Thank claricaf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the 5 minute walk from York train station to the National Railway Museum. We had over an hour to spare so went to have a look. It's free entry but you can make a donation if you wish. Our boy really enjoyed it....More

Thank ash82ash82
Reviewed yesterday

Lighting was awful and not conducive to photographing the locos. Loads of screaming school children charging around. Locos seemed to be placed randomly and cramped. Flying Scotsman display was hopelessly out of date. No real reference to The Duchess of Hamilton. Essentially one has to...More

Thank MAH_2904
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I dropped in to buy a Christmas present for a young relation and decided to have afternoon tea. We noted that our visit coincided with an invitation to go into the cab of Mallard and so we both took advantage of the...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was a bit skeptical but the National Railway Museum was excellent. You can see up close the train cars used by Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and Queen Mary plus other trains over time. It was a large well organized space and had several...More

Thank Jemimagold
Reviewed 2 days ago

the railway museum is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon absolutely fascinating lots of things to see and do for all the family and for a £3 donation only I don't know how they manage it.

Thank Susie R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This musuem is situated just behind York Railway Station and its FREE to get in, however you can make a donation if you want. There is so much to see and The Flying Scotsman was the there when we visisted. You can spend several hours...More

Thank paul s
Reviewed 3 days ago

I never tire of walking among the wonderful, historic engineering marvels in this brilliant museum. And the fare on offer in the tea-room was first class too! Always happy to make a donation, but I feel a museum of this scale and importance should have...More

Thank jazza305
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Missajp | Reviewed this property |
No but they have stuff in the gift shop
9 July 2017|
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Response from AnnaPascal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but the staff is very helpful, they might have a solution
9 April 2017|
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Response from JefB68 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where Huby is but there are good links in local buses and the train station is right next to the museum.

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